Joanna Strybosch

Joanna graduated as an osteopath from RMIT University in 1996 with a double Bachelors degree in Clinical Science and Osteopathic Science. Always interested in working with children and infants, she then undertook post-graduate studies in paediatrics through RMIT, completing her Graduate Diploma in Osteopathic Paediatrics in 2001. During this time she worked as a clinical supervisor at RMIT’s paediatric teaching clinic and was also involved in clinical examination of final year osteopathic students.

For over 10 years, Joanna was practice principal at a multi-discipline health clinic in Central Victoria, which she and her husband established and managed. During these years she mentored many new graduates and enjoyed an unrivaled reputation as an integral part of the health care system in that region, particularly expanding her repertoire into the field of pregnancy and paediatric care.

Joanna is especially passionate about working with babies who have had traumatic births and who experience mechanical difficulties with breast-feeding, including issues with attachment (gape and latch), sucking and swallowing dysfunction (tongue thrusting, tongue tie, poor milk transfer) and irritability at the breast.  She has experience in working with babies with tongue ties, both before and after surgical release, plagiocephaly (misshapen head) and torticollis (wry neck).

Joanna has completed many additional courses over the years, in areas such as feeding, speech and mouth function, cranial osteopathy, and biodynamic cranial Phase courses. She is also a qualified Consultant in Rhythmic Movement Training, for the integration of retained primitive reflexes.  Currently Joanna is studying to become an International Lactation Consultant to further complement her work with breastfeeding mums and babies.

She is also now working in the area of integrative dentistry, and is enjoying being part of a holistic team approach to the prevention and correction of growth and development issues that affect the teeth, mouth and jaw.

She receives referrals from GPs, LCs, midwives and MCHNs, as well as naturopaths and integrative dentists.

When not working Joanna loves to read, to run, to dabble in children’s book illustrating, and to spend time out in nature with her husband and three children.


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